Manchester United and Inter Milan are set to hold talks over the future of Javier Hernandez and Fredy Guarin, according to reports in the Italian press.
Italian newspaper Corriere dello Sport claims that representatives from both clubs will meet in Washington DC tomorrow, where United and Inter face each other in their second game of the International Champions Cup.
According to CdS, Inter Milan president Erik Tohir has made it clear that Javier Hernandez is his number one target as far as attacking options are concerned and the Indonesian tycoon could personally hold talks with United to enquire about the Mexican’s availability.
The Neroazzurri are reportedly interested in a loan deal, possibly one which either entitles them to have first refusal on Hernandez in 12 months or one which requires them to sign the Mexican on a permanent basis next summer.
CdS suggests Hernandez has already admitted he’d fancy the opportunity to play in Milan and last week Nemanja Vidic, who joined Inter at the end of last season, claimed that he’d love to be reunited with his former team-mate if the opportunity arose.
Van Gaal has said he will give Hernandez the chance to prove himself but he is a striker who thrives on poaching rather than being heavily involved in the build-up play, a style which doesn’t suit Van Gaal’s philosophy so there is every chance the Mexican is surplus to requirements.
There is also discussion about a potential swap deal involving Fredy Guarin but as Van Gaal chose not to pursue Toni Kroos or Cesc Fabregas, it’d be a step down for United to now pursue Guarin.
Time has not yet been called on Hernandez’s United career but the signs are there that this might be when Chicharito is moved on.